Heading into the Holidays, Northeast Ohio Drivers Paying Some of the Lowest Gas Prices in the Nation

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Northeast Ohio gas prices dropped again this week, this time by six cents to an average of $2.278 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

Six Great Lakes and Central states land on this week’s list of the largest drops in gas prices, including Ohio (-10 cents).  Every state in the region is paying less at the pump on the week except for Indiana (+5 cents).  As many as 12 states in the region are paying 10-30 cents less compared to one month ago (Ohio, -32 cents).  With a small build, inventories bumped up to 47.9 million barrels – which is the highest levels for the region since late October.

This week’s average prices: Northeast Ohio Average: $2.278
Average price during the week of December 11, 2017:  $2.339
Average price during the week of December 19, 2016:  $2.244

Average prices of the unleaded self-service gasoline in various areas:

$2.166        Alliance
$2.351        Ashland
$2.278        Ashtabula
$2.396        Aurora
$2.401        Chesterland
$2.306        Cleveland
$2.263        Elyria
$2.261        Independence
$2.225        Lorain
$2.397        Lyndhurst
$2.116        Massillon
$2.255        Mentor
$2.327        New Philadelphia
$2.250        Niles
$2.257        Norwalk
$2.286        Oberlin
$2.281        Parma
$2.167        Ravenna
$2.332        Solon
$2.222        Willard
$2.299        Youngstown

On the National Front
On the week, the national average dropped three cents to $2.43 – 12 cents cheaper than one month ago, but 20 cents more per gallon than this time last year.  Weekly gasoline inventories increased by an astonishing 5.7 million barrels, according to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) report. 

AAA projects that more than 107 million Americans will travel more than fifty miles away from home for the holidays (December 23-January 1).  For the 97.4 million traveling by car, gasoline has the potential to drop.  The increase in supply combined with so-far weaker winter demand and seasonal gasoline trends could pave the way for even cheaper winter gas prices in the coming weeks, barring any unforeseen circumstances. 

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.  Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.

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Jim Garrity, Public & Community Relations Manager
Desk: 412-365-7274 / Cell: 412-905-9021 / Email: Garrity.James@aaaec.com

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